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One Day by David Nicholls
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Aug 08, 2010

it was ok

Well, I hate to do this but it wasn't all that great a book - considering the many 'glowing' reviews. I really had to struggle to get through this and from the build up of reviews, here and elsewhere, kind of feel like I was sold a "bill of goods". I agree with a couple of other recent reviewers, the male lead, Dex, just wasn't that likable. I liked the female lead, Emma, at least she was trying to live her life, but it was sad and frustrating to watch her pining away for Dex. Then, in the last part of the book the author 'tossed' in a couple chapters from an earlier time frame - like he had forgotten key plot points that would help him tie up the story so wouldn't it be great to interleave these in at the end? It just didn't work for me. I saw one quote on the cover - An instant classic! - ya, I kinda doubt it.

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message 1: by Patty (new)

Patty Love your honesty! I'll pass on this one.

Tami Ya, that's me - I can be brutal. But there are soooo many books out there that I really want to read. It frustrates me when everyone jumps on the "it's wonderful, a must read" band wagon and the book really isn't all that great. Means I ended up wasting all that time when I could have been reading something I enjoy. (sigh) :)

message 3: by Denise (new)

Denise Too bad Tami, there's some time you'll never recover! :-(

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